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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
reports for wjz, the country is outraged, and britain's prime minister is now doing damage control. >>> britain's prime minister is trying to distance himself from the scandal that has taken down one of the best-selling tabloids. police have arrested david cameron's friend and former top aide andy schoolson. on suspicion he was charged with intercepting cell phones. >>> after phone hacking allegations forced him to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was mine and might be alone. and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested clive goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming with allegations the paper didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister announced two separate probes and promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch? >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the media enterprise that runs news of the world. >> reporter: the news of the world has been an institution in britain for 168
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
britain. tabloid reporters are accused of illegally digging into the lives of high-ranking members of the government. denise is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: authorities have already arrested eight people for the phone hacking and bribery scandals. british lawmakersmakers have asked murdoch and rebecca brooks to appear at a hearing next week. today, police testified the paper did not fully cooperate with an investigation of the tabloids, back in 2006. this comes just as former prime minister gordon brown accuses another news corps paper of illegally obtaining his son's medical record, after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. >> to have your children's privacy invaded like that, and particularly when the child isn't well is heartbreaking. i absolutely will not rest until we get to the bottom of these problems. >> reporter: one of the journalists facing charges, previously served as cameron's communications director. >> today, the british government called on murdoch to withdraw his bid to british sky broadcasting, which would give news corps an even bigger slice of the
Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
going on in britain and how this is mushrooming, that there aren't going to be similar episodes here. >> murdoch is known as the dirty digger in the uk. now, the media billionaire is trying to dig himself out of the scandal that is front page news. >>> in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> it is unclear if rupert murdoch could have been forced to appear since he is an american citizen. >>> for the second time this year, he is vandalized. he tells police he was angry because letterman didn't respond to demo tapes he sent. >>> sunday, a 22-year-old was accused of trashing the theater in a drunken rage. >>> calling it carmageddon. a large stretch of the 405 near los angeles will shut down this weekend, as part of a major reconstruction project. traffic could be backed up as much as 64 miles. jet blue offered $4 and $5 flights which sold out in just three hours. >>> just in the nick of time. the discovery son was cruising in the area. it turned out it was people who had been on a boat that sank. the two women and four men were not wearing life vests. several were treated for min
Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
targeting britain's hacking scandal is growing. this is accused of hacking into phones. charlie d'agata reports for wjz from london. lawmakers are now getting involved. >>> a british tabloid may have hacked into the phones of a missing 13-year-old girl and suicide bombing families. investigators are looking into whether jawrnlists at rupert murdoch's news of the world, listened into kes operate conversations families had with police after the 2005 attacks. it also tapped into the account of missing 13-year-old millie doweller, not only listening to her voice mail, but deleting messages from frantic messages. the activity on the phone gave her family hope that she was still alive. >> this is disgusting, disgraceful. there are no words to describe how awful it is to the parents. >> reporter: the new hacking allegations are infuriating the british public. prompting an emergency government session and calls for an immediate investigation. >> we're talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> when the scandal fi
Jul 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
deeper into a phone hacking scandal that has shaken britain's media empire. tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> reporter: the british judge, leading the first public hearings into the phone hacking scandal says he will be depanding evidence from witnesses. >> it may be tempting for a number of people to close ranks. and suggest the problem is or was local to a small group of journalists, then operating the news of the world. >> reporter: brian lev levinson said they will look into the relationship with the public, police and politicians. parlparliament grilled -- parliament grilled hupert murdoch. they are accused of hacking the voice mails of murder and will terror victims. the government-backed v investigations will look into allegations that eavesdropping was in others too. several journalists were on the panel. helping to expose corrupt practices. >> reporter: police investigations are also under way into hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is defending its officers. >> reporter: let me reassure you. corruption is in no way endemic, within the police service,
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
good, too. >>> expensive new cons kenses of britain's phone hacking scandal. >>> a soldier kill at an amusement park. now, one decision led to his death. >>> bob turk. first warning weather center. cooler and dryer air, headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warping five-day forecast. >>> here's today's report from wall street. ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burgers. the simple joy worth waiting for. [ young man ] how's your burger, bro? [ laughs ] [ thinking ] another pet name? all right, i'm smart enough to notice that my favorite fresh-brewed mickey d's sweet tea is now on the dollar menu, so i'm smart enough for this. you're the best, too... sweet tea... pie? aww, chipmunk. [ male announcer ] sweet tea and the mcdonald's dollar menu. >>> well, things are -- there's actually one little shout around towson. otherwise, things clearing up nicely around the region. and a beautiful forecast for tomorrow. bernadette w
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
allegations police may have paid for information, including details about senior members of britain's royal family. >> reporter: casey anthony's anthony's lawyer says he is worried about his client's safety after she's released from prison. anthony's lawyer says he doesn't know where she'll go once she's released this sunday. and that she'll need time and counsel to adjust to life outside of prison. she's serving out the remainder of a three-year sentence for lying to police. >>> an emotional interview with jaycee dugard. she is speaking out for the very first time since she was rescued from her kidnappers. monique griego is live with her story. >> reporter: well, the nightmares started in 1991. that's when jaycee dugard was snatched from a school bus stop by phillip and nancy garrido. she was only 11 years old. she talks about being raped and giving birth to her captor's child in an exclusive with diane sawyer. >> after we were driving for a while, i heard the driver say, "i can't believe tbee we've got away with it." i was like, the most horrible moment of your life. times 10. >> and the
Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
vigorously contest its claims. >>> r. >>> britain's phone hacking scandal. david cameron faced questions from hundreds of lawmakers today. media giant rupert murdoch is at the center of the scandal. and murdoch's only backer appears to be his wife. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: if the old saying is true, behind every successful man, there is a woman, it probably also helps if she has a good right hook. >> oh! >> reporter: 42-year-old wendy dang murdoch wasted no time when a heckler tried to stuff a foam pie in his face. >> everybody is wondering who she is. >> she is rupert murdoch's third wife. raised by working-class parents. >> she grew up in china, playing volleyball, which may explain the great swing. >> she came to the u.s. in 1988 on a student visa. >> she moved here, actually ended up marrying her host father, after having an affair with him. >> reporter: in 1996, deng, single again, but now with a green occurred, graduated from yale with a business degree. >> did very well and became an intern at star. which is one of murdoch's companies in asia. and sh
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of people younger people actually knew that the u.s. broke away from great britain. >> oh, no. >> who else would it have been? >> spain. >> if you celebrate the nation's birthday, right here on wjz tonight. join us for the fireworks spectacular. we'll have a wrap up of the fire work shows in our area. hopefully the fire work shows will get off the ground even though we have some storms out there. >> we have some out there. continue with your plans and we'll continue to check in with the radar and hope for the best. >> do not be alarmed yet. >> no, because not everyone is going to be affected. and right now it's warm, muggy, it feels like a holiday weekend. 87degrees right now, humidity up a little bit out there. and we'll have that forecast when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> so it's pretty right now, but the skies are overcast and there's definitely some thunderstorms out there. they're kind of moving slow aren't they. >> they are, they are very slow movers. this is going to take some time but we're hoping some of them will die down by the time they get to our area. although, that's
Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> new allegations tonight in britain's phone hacking scandal. it centers around the son of newscorps ceo rupert murdoch. two say they told murdoch, the eavesdropping practice was widespread. james murdoch recently told parliament he was only aware of one doing it. prime minister david cameron called for them to ask more questions. >>> a fiery morning crash, involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer, closes down parts of the threw way. police say they were trying to reenter the highway when it was hit from behind. the driver was rig and more than 30 people on the bus were taken to the hospital. two of them are in critical condition. >>> a bizarre robbery is caught on video, at a florida liquor store. watch as these two women shove bottles of wine and liquor under their skirts. owners say this is the second time these two women have stolen liquor from the store in this way. >>> time for a quick look at some of the stories that you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. reports from the dew tour in ocean city, where ironically, skateboarding is against th
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